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Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
that they will most lickly use to prepare what is most likely an insanity plea. >> he had a persona of evilness to him, but he looked very sane to me. >> his fate could ultimately hinge on how holmes looks to court-appointed doctors in this emotional high-profile case. along with the 140 murder or attempted murder charges in the case, prosecutors have also charged holmes with criminal violence and possession of explosives, the latter centers on that cache of bombs pulled from his apartment. live in centennial, colorado. jay gray, news4. >>> the woman who snatched a newborn from a new york hospital and then raised that child as her own, she will be spending the next 12 years in prison, a judge sensed her today. she admitted she stolle the 3-week-old girl in 1987. the girl's birth mother wanted her sentenced to 23 years, the exact amount of time her daughter was gone. the girl solved her own missing person's case after seeing her own picture on the center for missing and exploited children's website. >>> new information about the number of virginia guns used to commit crimes in new york. of 9,000 guns c
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Jul 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
gregory joins us to about one name surfacing as a possible romney runningmate. >>> they called for mayor ins havent gray to resign because of the scandal are premature, attorney general says he's anxious to know the outcome of the probe. tom sherwood joins us with the latest on the story. >> the attorney general says the mayor is doing a good job of sticking to his job. >> this week, jeannie harris admitted her part in the $50,000 off the book shadow campaign to elect gray in 2010. and the lawyer won't let him talk opinion friday on the politics hour on wamu radio, d.c. attorney general weighed in on the scandal impact saying it does affect the running of the government. >> i can't say that this is not a distraction and is not the subject of water cooler discussions. he said the mayor is doing a good job. i have seen him up close and personal in dealing with governmental affairs and my judgment, this is an honest man who is doing a very good job as the mayor. >> reporter: now with three felony guilty pleas and more expected, the campaign scandal is raising questions that are hanging over
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Jul 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
for the u.s. capitol is screened. pitney-bowes says he was a contract employee. back in his apartment complex in kropf ton, we found black tape over the peephole. no sign of a forced entry. police say prescott came peacefully. alan caven says he knows him. what do you make of something like that? >> unbelievable. >> you no el this guy? >> that doesn't sound like him. that's pretty crazy. >> reporter: in the end, it was a team of cops from two counties, and agencies from atf that worked to tamp out this threat. >> what was going on was a significant inns didn't in the county. we think a violent episode was avoided. >> reporter: so far no criminal charges against prescott. the investigation is still ongoing. officially, though, they say now he's fired. live in prince george's county, pat collins, news4. >>> thank you, pat. some of the people who used to work with neal prescott are going told not to talk to the media tonight, but some of the people who work in that came capitol height park are quite shaken by the news. that facility is home to the tabernacle of praise and worship church.
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Jul 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and better himself. >> reporter: to scale heights that most of us can only spy when the clouds allow. >> mountains are not -- satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are where i crafted my religion. >> reporter: and in another quote, he expressed at the death of his grandmother. >> i guess god wanted to beef up the the ranks in heaven. >> reporter: derrick ward, news 4. >>> police sources tell news 4 a man suspected of killing a jeweler in arlington could be linked to a jewelry store robbery in d.c. police released surveillance pictures of the man they say broke into capital jewelers on friday. police say he stole jewelry and killed the 52-year-old man working inside. the victim's name has not been released. >>> the man accused of opening fire in a colorado theatre will not face additional charges after one victim suffered a miscarriage. ashley mooser is recovering from surgery. her family says she may be paralyzed. legal experts say the suspect will not face an additional homicide charge. that's because a child needs to be born to be considered alive in colorado. she also lost her daug
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Jul 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: even aiding to the mayor noted his wishful -- >> i love the district of columbia. >> u.s. attorney ronald machen with more prosecutions to come repeated his own stern warning. >> the truth will come out in the end. you're far better off if you come to us on your own rather than waiting for us to approach. the 2010 may i don't recall election was corrupted by massive infusion of cash that was illegally concealed from the voters in the district. the people of this city deserve better, they deserve the truth. >>> again, two council members have now called on mayor gray to resign. doreen? >> it's not a good david catania has been critical of the mayor, but mary cheh is a bit of a surprise? >> yes. she brother where her ward, war 3, she endorsed mayor gray, and she has been worried ever since this has happened. so for her to speak out was significant. >> i understand the mayor had a meeting are his staff this afternoon? >> that's right. doreen and jim, the mayor called in some of the key leaders, some of the deputy mayors, in which he said he's innocent, he's not resigning act
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Jul 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
told us this started off about 2:45, 3:00 this afternoon as two suspicious deaths and they are telling us they are now investigating this as a murder/suicide. now, all was quiet here until a couple minutes ago we saw a tow truck come into the parking lot on the 4500 block of 31st street south. tow truck comes in, pulls away a gray toyota corolla and a police officer put something in a brown paper bag band put that in his patrol car. now, detectives on the scene are not telling us much. neighbors are not even tell us that they heard any type of gunshots or any type of yelling. what we do know is that police are investigating on the third level of these apartments behind us. neighbors said that this is a really quiet neighborhood. they have yet to hear anything. what we do know about the two individuals is it is a man it is a woman. this confirmed by arlington police. 30-year-old hispanics, not sure of the type of relationship that was there. but again, a relative of the two hispanics walked in about 2:45, called police saying that they -- that she had found both relatives deceased. the
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Jul 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the gun marsh used her 1998 linking continental to drive her around. then came a break, a chance encounter 17 miles away at a convenience store. 8:30 last night, baltimore county, ebenezer road, pulaski highway, a witness sees an elderly lady tied up. the witness says, don't worry, it's my mother. the witness doesn't buy that story, writes done, calls police. they run the tag. it's plug ripken's car. throughout the state of then she reappeared this morning in her own neighborhood. the chief of the aberdeen police department. >> we don't know what, if any relationship there was between the perpetrator and the family. >> violet's son cal is known as the ironman. he holds the record for most consecutive games played in baseball. he owns a minor league team called the ironbirds. did he mention he knew -- >> he indicated he didn't even know anything about the ironbirds. that's kind of funny. >> now, if the kidnapper didn't know who the iron dirds are, did he know who he was kidnapping? this statement today from cal ripken. he says it's been a trying time for our family. we're grateful and relie
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Jul 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
on the good things gray is doing as mayor. bob bennett sen the u.s. attorney's office, can't say anything about the campaign anyway, it was proven or shown in court last week and people want to know, did the mayor have any role in it. >> aside from the back door entrance which you called him on, he is pausing to take questions. >> he joked a little bit about that. look, i came in this way but i'm right here so he did answer the questions. >> no hiding from us. >> that's correct, you can't hide in this small city. >> you can't. >> a new presidential poll of virginia voter show president obama has lost his lead over mitt romney. the poll finds the candidates are tied at 44% each in the commonwealth. just six weeks ago in the same poll the president had a 5-point lead. both candidates and their supporters were in full attack mode today with the president in florida, mitt romney in massachusetts, both slugging it out long distance. here's brian mooar. >> reporter: in florida, president obama was turning up the heat on mitt romney by reaching out to older and middle class voters in a critical
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Jul 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
trains stopped for nearly hours. they still don't know what went wrong. joining us outside the gallery place metro station with stales. derrick? >> reporter: we seemed to figure what, now the why? metro's control center is like nasa's control. nat conducted spacecraft, aircraft. metro a has the same for their trains and that's where the problem was. it happened at about 2:00 p.m. according to metro a computer at the metro control sent went down and he could not seep where the 44 trains operating on the system were. the system that controlled signal, speed and proximity of trainers from one another was not affected. trains were stopped oust sadie nonetheless and passengers experienced delays of 20 to 25 minutes. >> chaos. trains not running due to a computer system. i've been downstairs near the tenley town university station. just alerted there is no train service due to the computer system being down. thank god they have cabs and buses still running. for us reline lying on the train system, it's puts a damper on our day, but it's saturday. >> it stopped about 25 minutes in between sta
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Jul 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. storms rolling through the area. chuck bell has details for us. >> severe thunderstorms are bubbling up and not as many as we had to deal with yesterday in the intense heat. we made 96 in washington and we're down to 92 and rain-cooled 70s out to the west and here's where we could see the showers and thunderstorms moving into parts of lowdown county, and they'll be on the lookout there and that storm is not severe and capable of heavy rain and also capable of heavy showers and plenty of lightning, on the calvert county and an arundel county line. i'll be back in a few more minutes with another update on the forecast. >> those storms have caused a number of power outages. >> to other news tonight, the search is on for a maryland man accused of shooting the mother of his children right in the middle of a nail salon. that man's name is tuan pham. a judge ordered him to stay away from her. instead he arrived at her workplace and opened fire. we have more from ellicott city. >> reporter: he's accused of shooting his estranged girlfriend at her workplace, the hair and nail care spa as well as
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
said he wants other schools to use this as a gut check to make thur sure they're putting football in the proper perspecti perspective. it's not the dreaded death penalty shutting down football entirely, but some say it might be worse. penn state football will be banned from bowl games and any other postseason play for four years. >> reporter: the ncaa hammered penn state university for former administrators and joe paterno's role in reckless disregard in dealing with reports of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. >> one of the grave dangers stemming from our love of sports is that the sports themselves can become too big to fail, too big to even challenge. >> reporter: the school is compelled to pay a $60 million fine to endow a fund to prevent child sexual abuse. it will loose ten football scholarships for four years and banned from postseason play. the football team will have its wins from 1998 through last year vacated, knocking paterno from his perch as the winningest and most revered coach just a day after the statue was removed in his honor. >> the penn state case has shaken our
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Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the past week and a half their homes have flood. today people there are using sand bags and moving things off floors to prevent even more damage. heavy flooding in the fells point area of baltimore forced several streets to close. johns hopkins hospital water leaked inside the ambulance entrance to the emergency room. firefighters fixed that problem by clearing debris from a nearby storm drain. >> we've seen a lot of rain in the last 24 hours and more on the way tonight. veronica johnson is tracking the storms. how bad will it get tonight? >> not too bad. not nearly as bad as it was last night. throughout the day we've had those widespread rains coming through our area, generally light. i'm looking for some isolated thunderstorms and that means moderate and heavy rain potential. that means we could see some flooding in spots. got a flood watch that's up until 11:00 p.m. who is in it? everybody until 11:00 p.m. streams and some creeks could be out of their banks again for anyone that sees one of these thunderstorms slow moving and just sitting. 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. that's your chance. is
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in fredericksburg. for us it's that heat advisory, and i do expect it back into tomorrow too. >>> a line of thunderstorms, and they are a line of strong thunderstorms, moving down from the north, and trying to make their way into our area. i will keep you posted on when they're coming in and just how hot we're going to get, and when the -- >>> it doesn't -- you have to -- every forced to make them. richard jordan is in the mt. pleasant neighborhood. with more on this. >> jim, the heat is intense, but people are trying to make the best of it, trying to take it in stride. this fountain has getting a lot of attention. everyone is just do recall whatever it takes to keep their cool. >> umbrellas 345i be meant for rain, but with soaring temperatures, the sun had many people opening up to get some shade. carey shaffer and his family are visiting from florida. the strong heat forced them to change their plans and fill up on water. >> i think it's cost us to -- maybe more time in the museums, more time at the pool. this jogger carries this but for some people that is not enough. figure skaters a
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, and now we know more about what caused all of this. doug joins us with the latest details. >> we have heard this term a lot of it was a microburst that came through the spotsylvania county a little earlier las night. a microburst is a sudden gust of wind out of a very strong thunderstorms, the winters estimated at 80 miles an hour. we heard about the microburst. here's the radar from everything. just south of washington, look at the storms coming through there. big-time storms, a lot of purposing out there. we had hail -- and in many parts of the area. today is the last couple areas, notice where the storms are, well to our south. we are high and dry, and we will stay that way. something else, we are finally out of it. the finally over, that heat wave, the intense stretch of heat, we saw -- the last four days, 100 on thursday, 100 on friday, 105 on saturday, 102 yesterday, and today a high temperature of 86 degrees. what a difference a day makes. does it feel a lot better out there across the region. winds out of the east at about 7 miles an hour, looking at a lot of sunshine in a ver
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Jul 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
exactly how the victim was killed or what weapon was used. police say they could see the attacker taking jewelry on the video. they're conducting an inventory to see what was stolen. they're hoping the fact that the suspect was wearing a brightly colored vest may lead to his arrest. >> i'm in shock that this happened. i just found out and i was back here earlier this morning and i saw the police here in force and i've never seen them here before. i'm just disturbed and whoever did this, i hope they're caught. whoever did this, i hope they turn themselves in. >> reporter: police at this point are not releasing the identity of the victim. they say they do need help with this case. again, with the surveillance video, there's some lettering on the back of that vest. they say they could not make out what the lettering was on the surveillance video. so if anybody recognizes that vest with the lettering, it may spell out a company or something like that. you are asking to call arlington police. >>> the maryland man accused of threatening to shoot up his workplace is undergoing a psy psychiatric
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Jul 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of the southwest at 5 miles per hour. but not doing enough at all to cool us down. we're going to see our temperatures this evening drop down from where they are right now, you can see the heat index values still at 99 to 101 degrees currently. it's not going to be until 9:00 or 10:00 when we drop to the 80s. with that dangerous combination of higher humidity and still a lot of heat tomorrow, that heat advisory starts at noon and runs up until 9:00 p.m. we'll talk more about this and the possibility of severe storms possibly coming our way tomorrow. back to you. >> do we have to, veronica? i guess we do. >>> metro riders are dealing with a slower commute tonight. a problem with the train at the dupont circle station created red line delays. this is the second day the station's been shut down because of a disabled train. service is back now. there are still delays on the red line in both directions. erica gonzalez has more on how the heat is impacting the commute above ground. >>> pack your patience, folks. all five metro lines are running slower this evening because of, you guessed it, th
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Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the faces of the victims of this tragedy. among those killed, a u.s. navy sailor, and an aspiring sportscaster and as you heard, a man who died saving his girlfriend. darcy spencer in the newsroom with a look at some of these people whose lives ended way too soon. darcy? >> reporter: among the victim, a 6-year-old girl excited about starting her first swimming lessons. then a former member of the military who protected his girlfriend, shielding her from bullets telling her to get down and stay down. he didn't make it out of that theater alive. she did. and sharing the story of her hero. >> my gosh. i think john just took a bullet for me, i was thinking about what a great hero he is. >> reporter: jensen young told savannah guthrie her boyfriend threw her to the floor inside that aurora colorado movie theater, pushed her under the seat and covered her as the gunman opened fire. he was among the dozen killed. she survived. >> he saved me and gave me the opportunity to live. he would have done it for anyone that day. you know, the nearest person sitting next to him, he would have been
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Jul 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
appear to be working but if you need to please use this number indeed if you use a wireless phone. 703-741-3035. the issue is connect to do verizon outages across the reasons. jim rosinfield is in false church, and has a look at they phones problems and the cleanup efforts. >> the problems and the clean up, we've been looking around today. coincidentally, verizon calls the outage of the primary and backup power a rare occurrence, but with lives at stakes, officials just say that's unacceptable. >> operator bravo. medic 109, respond to 1239. >> reporter: the emergency call center has been swamped since friday night's storm. 2,000 more calls than normal poured in over the three days, but a major glitch from a verizon service outage meant countless callers couldn't get through. it's a failure of major concern to officials here. >> i'm extremely concerned. i have never in my career seen anything quite like this. the racket from this chain saw, a welcomed intrusion here. >> because the upstairs of all these houses, this whole area, are way too hot to sleep in. >> donna zadnik is opening --
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Jul 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
taking the reports and doing something about them. and not giving us a global fix, which doesn't do us any good. really telling us your block, your neighborhood, we expect to get to it by this date. >> reporter: for many, independence day is a day of chipping away at downed trees and waiting for the lights to come back on fr. for some with no power on, the old farm pool was a great relief from the heat. today they are welcoming members of the tildon woods pool which was damaged in the storm. >> in addition to not having power, they have wires across their parking lot. we opened up our pool to their memberships so they can come up here and join us today for july 4th and the rest of the week until they get their power back. >> reporter: some of the folks here in montgomery county say they expect their power to come back on by 11:00 p.m. friday night. in the latest release by pepco, they say their restoration efforts will stretch into the weekend. darcy spencer, news 4. >>> some d.c. neighborhoods look like the storms hit maybe yesterday. this is warren street in northwest. that road stil
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Jul 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
departures are delayed by an hour and 15 minutes. and stay with us for continuing coverage of this latest round of severe weather. we'll continue to monitor any reports of damage or power outages throughout the evening. >>> major roadway in our area. three lanes of route 50 had to be blocked because the road had buck buckled. road crews trying to figure out the best way to make repairs. other news now. >>> three children apparently drowned in a creek on maryland's eastern shore. two 12-year-olds and an 8-year-old were reported missing this morning in federalsburg. they were last seen playing in a church parking lot. crews found their bodies across from the church. right now, investigators are sbrer viewing the parents. they do not suspect foul play. >>> authorities are trying to figure out how an 18-year-old died after a house party in indian head, maryland, happened around 3:00 this morning. derrick ward spoke with the teen's father who's asking witnesses to please come forward. >> according to the sheriff's office, there were reports of shots fired at a house party in indian head. deput
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Jul 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. she told her story to jackie bensen. she joins us now with more. >> this story was first reported in "the washington post." kelly curl r kelly currin believes a crime was covered up. >> my cry is just to, you know make one mother or father raise their eyebrow at a situation between the coach/athlete relationship. >> reporter: the website of the 950-member curl-burke swim club, with the coach who has coached dozens of swimmers to national and international levels. the club uses 11 d.c. area pools as training facilities. one of those swimmers was kelly davies, now kelly curren, living in texas. she began swimming when she was 9 years old. she says the abuse began when she was 13. >> i know what i know, and the truth will set you free. and i was bound for 23 years, 6 months and however many days, and i'm free. >> reporter: kelly says she eventually told some people, including her parents. at 19 she was encouraged to sign a settlement in which he agreed to not speak about the charges, ever. >> in my coming out and talking about this changes one life, if it changes one life, then it's
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Jul 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, but the pressure is relentless. some citizens he wants to tell us, but he can't for legal reasons, so we all wait and probe. sees what's next. >> drip, drip, drip. >> yeah. >>> thank you, tom. >>> a scathing report today from investigators looking at penn state's reaction. a the report that official didn't take action because they feared bad publicity and the university had a striking lack of concern for abuse victims. news4's chris gordon has the latest. >> reporter: it was a 7-among-long investigation into more than 430 people were interviewed. today the results of that investigation were released. >> our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders. >> reporter: former director freeh's investigation includes four of the most powerful people at penn state, including joe paterno, failed to protect against child predator jerry sandusky harming children over a decade. the record says when mike mcqueary reported a 2001 incident, three of the school officials were ready to report it to authorities, but co
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Jul 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
spencer joining us from w the latest on that. >> reporter: we're on edmonston road. this is where you can see a lot of utility companies. there were three trees that fell on to the powerlines. we're told by neighbors that the crews have been out all day long. it affects several hundred people. today, there were strong words from the governor and montgomery county's executive. pepco officials say it's going to take at least seven days to restore power to thousands of people who lost it in friday night's storms. governor martin o'malley toured the emergency operation center today and said he would stay on the utility company to get the job done. >> under the -- would be able to beat those expectations and nobody will have their boot further up pepco's backside than i will to make sure. >> reporter: but isaiah legett isn't satisfied with the deadline. >> that is not sufficient for me. i will not accept the timetable of july 6th. we are urging them to use whatever resources that are necessary to bring in whatever support that is necessary to bring that timeline down. >> reporter: powerful sto
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Jul 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. unfortunately the specter of athletes possibly using performance enhancing substances has become a hot topic as athletes continue adding to medal counts. american vincent hancock was literally on target today. 148 out of 150 times in route to a gold medal in skeet shooting the first american to win that event in back-to-back games. >> the first time it was a dream come true. this time it is again a dream come true but something that makes me want to keep going more. >> reporter: queen elizabeth's granddaughter took the silver medal in team equestrian today. from that most gentile of sports to one of the most physical u.s. judo athlete had to be bandaged to continue his medal pursuit which came up short that on a day when michael phelps continued his quest to be the most decorated. in the pool franklin in the free style final. meanwhile questions surround another sensation. her gold medal performance was so dominant some in the sport are suspicious. >> we have never seen any swim that has been that far outside the range of previous swims that has not proven later on to be tainted by doping. >
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Jul 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to cool down everywhere. as far as your evening goes, the storms will stay with us until 9:00. we'll talk more about what awaits us tomorrow coming up in a couple of minutes. >>> storms have already knocked out power an knocked down some trees. shomari stone is on arcadia place in northwest. a tree fell on some power lines there and a house that left a neighborhood in the dark. >>> we apologize, that did not work. we'll hear from him coming up later in the broadcast, we hope. >>> the storm that rolled through our region this afternoon has knocked out power to thousands of us. pepco is reporting 9,000 customers without electricity, bge 4400 outages with the bulk in anne arundel county and dominion power has more than 200 customers in the dark in northern virginia. >>> a developing story on the dulles airport access road tonight. all westbound lanes are shut down right now after a super shuttle bus lost control and crashed into another car near reston parkway. the shuttle had a driver and five passengers on board. the driver of the car was okay. the westbound dulles access road still closed
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Jul 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, unreported corporate money had been used to influence the outcome of the election. >> he says harris also tried to avoid prosecution by making plans to move to brazil. she later decided not to go. >> to other news now, a certificasearch is on for a man accused of luring a cap driver to the grounds of an elementary school and then shooting him. this happened this afternoon on cooper lane in landover. jack jackie bensen live with the latest on this investigation. jackie? >> reporter: jim, right now police are searching for the man who was seen running from this area. the taxicab, a minivan with the words blue bird cab company written on the side was found sitting in the driveway of the cooper lane academy. police say the driver picked up a fare at the new carrollton metro station just after 2:00 p.m. the man instructed the driver to take him to the school, which is closed for the summer. the parking lot was empty and the driver may have sensed a robbery. >> the suspect then asked the driver to take him to the rear of the stool. the driver, the cab driver, refused. the suspect then pulled a
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Jul 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. he said these difficult time reese choir pay slepts and i have confidence in the u.s. to ferret out the matter. >>> more than half of the country is dealing with extreme drought conditions right now. the national climactic and data center reported that more of the united states is in drought conditions than at any time since 1956. it's so dry more than a thousand counties in 26 states have been declared disaster areas. corn crops have been especially hard hit with little left to harvest. it's already threatening to drive food prices to record-high levels. corn has an impact on 75% of what's sold at the supermarket. >> it's probably going to cost more in fuel athan what fuel an will end up getting out of it. >> the soybeans will recover if we get rain. the corn won't, the corn is done. >> the drought in the midwest could still get even worse, and we're dealing with a drought of our own around here, but tonight some areas are getting a little bit of rain. chuck bell is outside at the storm 4 weather patio with more on the conditions tonight. hi, chuck. >> yeah. at 4:00 i stood out her
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Jul 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
study the physiology of extreme heat with special focus on the elderly. >> they'd say we'll used to the hot weather, but it's difficult now. as a seen your, your body's, it's harder to thermal regulate. >> reporter: limit time outdoors and make sure indoors is not as bad or worse. with no power or air conditioning, these folks say the city told them they would only kqualify if they were already on public assistance, but they work. the doctor says it speaks to a need to rethink the way municipalities treat extreme heat events, if this were a freeze or snowstorm, would the same thinking going on on ridge place? >> treat it like it's a hurricane, like it's extreme cold. >> reporter: derrick wartd, news 4. >>> stay with news 4 for continuing coverage of the record-breaking heat and visit nbcwashington.com for chuck's latest forecast as well as a list of cooling centers. >>> the heat caused a metro train to derail yesterday near the west high hyattsville station. the long, dark journey for passenger whose had to take the tunnel to get out. the latest on what went wrong and what metro
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Jul 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >>> today the u.s. food and drug administration approved the first-ever over-the-counter home test for hiv. it's being hailed as a milestone for prevention because people will be able to test themselves quickly and easily and safely and get results in the privacy of their own homes. brian mooar has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: the fda has given the green light to the first over-the-counter hiv test that allows people to test themselves and get results at home. it's called oraquick. as simple as a quick mouth swab and a 20-minute wait. no more complicated than a home pregnancy test. >> it's a very big deal because it puts complete privacy in the hands of everyone to be able to get an hiv test at home with no inconvenience whatsoever. >> reporter: more than a million people many the united states are believed to be infected with hiv. and it's estimated 1 in 5 don't know it. experts say accurate testing is the principal reason new hiv cases are holding steady at about 50,000 a year. >> this really puts the power to stop the hiv epidemic in the hands of every one of us. >> reporter: th
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Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
line. shomari stone joins us live. what's going on? >> reporter: well, first le me tell you many of these passengers are telling me they were very scared. why? because number one, it is hot, number two, the train was shaking. number three, one woman told me the lights were out and they were escorted out of the training through the tunnel. that tunnel, guess what, we're going to show it right now. we have some still photos that came into news4. many walked through this tunnel to outside. they said it was, you know, kind of scary. why? because you had some parents with their children walking through this tunnel, the kids are crying, the kids are scared, but the good news is no one was injured. that's always a blessen. however, i must point out there was a woman i just spoke to her husband, and she tells me she was six months pregnant, obviously scared. her husband is scared. we're first going to tell you right now we talked to some passengers. let's hear from one of them. go right ahead. >> well, the train just crashed. we didn't really understand. i was in the last, so i was a bit
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Jul 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
for universal access to testing and also want a spotlight on the high cost of drugs used to treat aids. >>> chuck is here now. the sun came back but without the 98 degree temperatures. >> today's forecast right on the mark. no doubt about it. we woke up with full overcast, and as advertised, just after lunchtime the sun started to appear. and about 3:00, the sun even broke through here in good old washington, d.c. you can see the sky now. plenty of clouds still remain. the sunshine has helped temperatures today climb back above the 80-degree mark. we're now 82 at national airport. dew points have remained high close to the 70-degree mark. so it feels humid out there. but with temperatures in the 70s and 80s, a perfect night for outdoor barbecuing and enjoying this sunday evening. temperatures low 80s. mid-80s across parts of central virginia. 88 degrees in peterburg, west virginia. the warmer air to the west is inbound for monday. so be ready for an increase in temperatures tomorrow. but sunday evening looks perfect. clearing skies, warm and humid, and evening temperatures falling from
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